Cameo Rose Country Inn

Your Relaxing Country Escape




Exclusive Amenities

Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn offers Madison, Wisconsin area bed and breakfast travelers exclusive amenities and has won numerous awards and accolades, making it one of the finest getaways in the Midwest.

- TripAdvisor: Certificate of Excellence, #1 Area B and B 
- American Historic Inns: 5th Best American Romantic Inn
- Wisconsin's Travelers Choice for Romance Award
- Arrington's: "Best breakfast in the Midwest"
Top 10 Inn with the most privacy, #11 B&B Country Inn in North America (Includes Mexico & Canada)
- Sun Times: "One of the finest getaways in the Midwest."
- The WSJ: "One of the most attractive B and B hotels in the country." 
- 100's of Guest Inn Ovations - "Best Place to Stay in Wisconsin!"

- Free WI-FI

- Affordable Luxury You Deserve
- Emphasis on Cleanliness
- Private Kohler Bathtubs and Showers
- Insulated Inside Walls for Quiet and Privacy
- Complimentary Snacks, Beverage at Check-in Time

- Tower Sun Room
- Gazebo-shaped Guest Living Room with Fireplace
- Guest Refrigerator in Tower Room and in the Suites                          

-Wrap-Around Porch with Wicker & Porch Swing

- No Plane, Traffic or Train Corridors
- No street lights and sirens
- No Room Tax or Resort Fees
- Free Parking


- A seductive world where wishes come true
- Honeymoon Suite for Two / Group Suite for Up To 6
- 5 Luxuriously Comfortable Guest Rooms 
- King and Queen Newly Upgraded, Top-of-the-line Verlo Mattress Sets   
- Whirlpool Room & Whirlpool Suite with large Tubs
- Victorian Style Fireplaces in Most Rooms
- Fine Linens and Plush Spa Robes
- Flat TV and DVD Players in Whirlpool Room and Suite
- Numerous Video Selections 
- Air Conditioning
- Closets in Each Room
- Hair Dryers, Radio/CD players
- Guest Refrigerators in Tower Room and Whirlpool Suite


- Indulge in Dawn's 5-star Breakfast. "A Fine Dining Experience"... "Elegantly     Served On Vintage China and Lace".
- Fresh, Local & Organic Farm Ingredients

- Special Dietary Needs Happily Accommodated 

- "Best Breakfast In The Midwest" ~ Arrington's B&B Journal
- Home Baked and Memorably Presented



- Brava: "A natural choice for solitude and romance." 
- 120 Private Acres of Rolling Hills, Woodlands, Valleys
- Miles of Private Mowed Hiking, Cross-Country Ski, Snowshoe Trails
- Scenic Views Out Each Window of Inn
- City-free location - No Building or Wall Views
- Half Mile to Badger State Bike Trail and National Ice Age Trail
- Snowmobile Trail south of Driveway
- We Make Every Effort To Go Green... Real Green
- The Soothing Sounds of 3 Waterfalls in Large Serenity Pond - Glorious Flower and Rose Gardens
- Large Screened Gazebo with Table and Swivel Chairs
- Flower-draped Gazebos, Pergolas with Swings-for-Two
- Double Hammock 
- Excellent Bird & Wildlife Viewing - Cardinals, Indigo Buntings, Goldfinches,     Hawks, Eagles, Wild Turkeys and Deer
- Snowshoes Available for Guest Use 


- 120 Scenic Acres

- Half-Mile Paved Driveway Leads You to Serenity
- Miles of Private, Meandering Trails 
- Stargazing, Moonlight Walks
- Scenic Hiking, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing; Snowshoes Available for  Guest Use
- Beautiful Southern Wisconsin


- Our Goal is to Exceed Your Expectations
- Country Extra Magazine: "Sparkles with hospitality"
- Guests Rave about Dawn's Attention to Detail
- We are Happy to Recommend Things to Do and Assist with Dinner Reservations


- Midwest Living, "The perfect Victorian in a great location."
- See "101 Things To Do" in Historic Communities. Centrally located between Vibrant Madison, New Glarus (Little Switzerland), Mt Horeb (Little Norway), Beautiful Belleville, Historic Paoli and Verona (Epic Systems).
- Along the Sugar River and the Scenic National Ice Age Trail 
- Hike or Bike: Badger, Sugar River, Military Ridge and Capital City State Trails.
- Enjoy Area Wineries, Craft Breweries, Spas, Best Restaurants, Shopping

- 4-Course Memorable Breakfast
- 120 Scenic Acres, Trails and Gardens
- Dawn & Gary's Five Star Hospitality and Attention to Detail.
- Fresh-Baked Treats Every Afternoon
- Romantic Sunsets and Sunrises 
- Moonlit and Starlit Evenings
- A Great Night's Sleep
- Special Occasion Pkg = Dozen Roses, Handmade Chocolates, Bubbly.





Video of Inn, Gardens, Pond, Trails, Estate 



Video of Rooms, Breakfast and more

The Inn

The Inn

For All Seasons and Reasons

What you want in a bed and breakfast inn is our business and we thought of every amenity you would like. 

Recent guests thought they were in heaven!

Perhaps all you want is a bed at a truck stop or an AirBnB.  At Cameo Rose we offer a distinctively decorated room or suite with newly updated King or Queen, top-of-the-line Verlo mattress sets with pillow top comfort, Victorian style fireplace in most rooms, fine linens and plush spa robes.

Accommodations are fit for a King or Queen at Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn. At this bed and breakfast you will feel like royalty with luxury you can afford and deserve, and your choice of whirlpool room, fireplace room, a couple's special occasion suite complete with an extra large whirlpool tub, wet bar, microwave and refrigerator or a group suite that sleeps up to six.

Dining at Cameo Rose is a special delight.  From the moment you arrive, your hosts welcome and pamper you with complimentary snacks and beverages. Enjoy them on our wraparound, wicker-filled porch with a swing for two, the tower sun room with a guest refrigerator, the gazebo-shaped guest living room with a cozy fireplace or in the privacy of your comfy room. 

The 4-course memorable breakfast was awarded Arrington Bed & Breakfast Guide's "Best Breakfast in the Midwest" as guests appreciated our offering home baked goodness from local and organic foods.

As you dine, feast on views of numerous birds at the feeders - from Indigo Buntings to Wild Turkeys - and deer strolling frequently by the pond or meandering throughout the property.

Our accommodations offer impeccable cleanliness, privacy with insulated inside walls for peace and quiet, free WI-FI to all guests and the serenity of our scenic land, trails, gardens and pond.  Book Direct Now. 

Gardens & Pond

Gardens & Pond

Glorious Gardens and Serenity Pond

Summer Pond



Close Up of Front Porch

Gardens greet you when you stay at Cameo Rose - a Madison WI area gardens bed and breakfast centrally located on 120 scenic acres.

In addition, we offer a stress-free world of immense peace and beauty on private acres of rolling hills, scenic woodlands, spectacular views, gentle fields, miles of meandering trails, glorious gardens with gazebos and pergolas, swings for two, a hammock for two, a soothing pond with three waterfalls, stargazing and plenty of fresh air!

Birdsong and croaking frogs replace the noise of planes, trains and automobiles; no glaring street lights and sirens either.

Take the time to smell the roses and other floral delights. Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn has been rated "One of the Prettiest Bed and Breakfast Hotels in the Country" (WSJ) and "Best Places to Stay in the Madison Area". 

Enjoy the scent of old-fashioned rose gardens and a variety of other flowers that circle the wraparound porch and inn.  Flower beds decorate the grounds and climbing roses and other flowering gems grace the gazebos and pergolas.

Sip on a glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade, fruit ice tea, or a local beer or wine in our screened Victorian gazebo.

Grape vines cover a small wrought iron arbor and table-for-two among the lilac bushes. Stroll past the wild flowers on winding trails up wooded hilltops and through the valleys. Linger a while on one of several benches or table & chair sets along the way.

Relax by the serenity pond in the screened gazebo and listen to the soothing sound of three waterfalls.


Rose GazeboPathway to Screened Gazebo



Land & Trails

Land & Trails

120 Scenic Acres With Meandering Trails

Deer & Wild Turkeys


The land is an un-glaciated haven. Take the time to smell the roses in our gardens. Guests enjoy the mix of 85 acres of managed woodlands and 35 acres of fields, gardens and green. Inhale the fresh air of Spring blooms, the Summer pines, Fall foliage and a Winter wonderland.

You are likely to see deer, wild turkeys and numerous bird varieties amid the red and white pines, 100-yr old oaks, hickory, black walnut and cherry trees.


Miles of private hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails offer guests beauty and recreation while meandering through the 120 scenic acres of hills, woodlands, rock formations and valley views. 

Hike private trails. Snowshoe or cross-country ski the trails in a winter wonderland.

Watch the birds feed. Enjoy deer and wild turkeys grazing in the fields. Each trail offers its own appeal and separate views. Miles of private cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking trails wind through the woods, over hills, down valleys, past berry patches and rock formations. From the top of our hill you can see Blue Mounds about 20 miles Northwest. Cameo Rose - so close to heaven… so far from your hectic pace... the perfect Wisconsin retreat. Retreat, relax and renew.

The deer love to stay at the Cameo Rose. Wild turkeys and Hawks love it here too. Occasionally you can see an Eagle perched in a tree, hunting our fields or just soaring about.

"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."  ~ Wayne Dyer. 





Dawn and Gary Bahr


The innkeepers welcome you to a world of hospitality... Dawn and Gary Bahr will pamper you from the moment you arrive with 5 star bed and breakfast hospitality.

Country Extra says Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn "...sparkles with hospitality." Guests rave about Dawn's attention to detail and emphasis on cleanliness.  Dawn's recommendations for fine dining, antiquing, shopping and tourism suggestions will make your vacation extra special.

Dawn gave up business administration and wanted a bed and breakfast in the country near Madison and New Glarus, Wisconsin. Gary retired from banking and wanted a small cabin in the woods on their farm. Cameo Rose is "their" compromise. Please tell your friends, relatives and co-workers about us.

Travel Green Wisconsin

Travel Green Wisconsin

Eco-Friendly Inn For The Birds and Guests

Travel Green Wisconsin at Madison Wisconsin's Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn bed and breakfast offering affordable luxury in an eco-friendly inn and green travel lodging.

Make Cameo Rose your home for your next weekend getaway for a Wisconsin green travel vacation. Enjoy the 120 scenic retreat acreage of one of the top travel green Wisconsin places to stay for your next vacation rental. Cameo Rose has 85 acres of managed forests, 35 acres of fields of green, about 40,000 trees and miles of private trails plus affordable luxury in a country inn.

Any inn can change a light bulb, we change your environment. We believe we provide more renewable energy to neighbors and produce more carbon credits from our trees than most B and B inns; and save and conserve and recycle. We simply go green where we can without giving up your comfort.

Are we green? Ask the birds and wildlife! More birds and wildlife seem to prefer to stay at the Cameo Rose than at any other Wisconsin bed and breakfast.

For travel green Wisconsin lodging, Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn is centrally located to serve all of South Central and Southern Wisconsin .




Stay and Smell the Roses!

Inn Ovations and reviews of Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn - a Madison, Wisconsin bed and breakfast inn getaway. Here are some great guest quotes. All the advertising and travel advisory suggestions in the world could not say it better for us than these reviews by our wonderful guests and the press. We will try to live up to their gracious inn ovations.

See our reviews on: - Where guests say so many nice things! 

Trip Advisor - Where guests rate us #1 in the area! 

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"Best Breakfast in the Midwest...#11 B and B / Country Inn throughout North America." ~ Arrington's Bed and Breakfast Journal 2006. Guests had to send in written reviews for us to get this ranking and award.

"Best beds and best breakfast!" ~ review by Judy V., Madison, Wisconsin.

"Hi Dawn, I wanted to personally thank you for making our weekend such a memorable occasion; the food, hospitality and comfortable surroundings were par excel lance and greatly appreciated. I marvel at the passion you have for pleasing your guests, even after all these years, to take the time to explain every detail of your culinary presentations shows the love you have and continue to put into your trademark, the Cameo Rose. You are a reflection of what should be in the B&B industry; don’t ever lose that. We hope to see you for a warm and cozy getaway this winter, when the snow flies. Take care, Bob & Donna G, Waukesha."

Hi Dawn and Gary, We arrived back in St. Paul late last night and cannot seem to stop talking about the lovely 2 day visit at your B and B. Somehow it was not the same feeling when we had our cereal and fruit this morning. Your 4 course breakfast was something to behold! I'm afraid you spoiled us! Anyway, I just wanted to tell you again what a wonderful time we had. It felt like visiting friends. THANKS! - Kathy and Glenn J

"We have been to many B and Bs and inns, but none quite this magnificent. Its location really sets it apart from the rest - making it a truly unique experience." ~ Bill and Lynn.

"If there is a more attractive Victorian-style inn than this one, let me know about it." and "Cameo Rose, a hostelry that's blossoming into one of the finest little getaways in the Midwest." - "incredibly decorated to the season...looking as if a House Beautiful layout has come is exquisite." ~ Bob Puhala, 

"Cameo Rose is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me." Ken and Kim, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

"One of the most attractive bed and breakfast hotels in the United States." ~ WSJ.

"Best hospitality!" ~ review of Ward and Mona, Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

"Each guest room is like a page from House Beautiful!" ~ John Aehl, travel and trip advisor, WSJ, Madison, WI.

"What an aboslutely georgeous piece of land." ~ Lois K.

"Your home was absolutely lovely, decorated so exquisite. We found the suite to be so comfy with great furnishings...we loved your delicious breakfast served so elegantly on your beautiful china. The sunlight coming through the windows, soft music and great conversation all combined to make our morning delightful." ~ Steve and Marge.

"You can watch the sunset from the wrap-around porch or the wicker-filled sunroom...goldfinches fluttering around the birdfeeders...bluebirds were nesting in their houses." ~ Carol Jean Buelow, famous bed and breakfast trip advisor ~ Bed and Breakfast Favorites.

"We enjoyed walking your grounds. Birding was fabulous. One day yielded Eastern bluebirds, rose-breasted grosbeaks, turkey vulture, red-tailed hawks, wild turkeys, catbirds, red-bellied woodpecker, tree swallows; and the common birds - red-winged blackbirds, gold finches, field and chirping sparrows, cardinals, crows, mourning doves" ~ reviewed by Sue and Roger, Sleepy Hollow, Illinois guests.

"Cameo Rose is truly for the birds and birders". - Gary and Dawn Bahr, owners.

"It was wonderfully peaceful to walk in the snow along your trails." ~ Jerry and Linda D.

"It was a wonderful place to get engaged." ~ Jeannie and Johnny, Chicago, Illinois.

"Thanks to Julie and Emily for the great wedding gift." ~ Gift certificates recipients, Danielle and Pat H.

"Decked for the Holidays, Inn Sparkles with Hospitality...Victorian Christmas decorations add to the romantic charm of the Cameo Rose Bed and Breakfast..." ~ Country Extra, November 1994.

"The accommodations were splendid, the views spectacular and the breakfast scrumptious. The only thing that topped all of that was your wonderful personalities. We have never been treated so special." ~ travel advice by Jeff and Karen, Roselle, Illinos.

"As I write this, big snow flakes are falling gently to the ground. What a peaceful setting. Thank you for your excellant hospitality." ~ travel advisor by Joel and Connie, Madison WI.

"One of the Top 15 BB/Inns in the country" and "Inn with the most privacy." ~ Arrington's Bed and Breakfast Journal 2002.

"a true haven for lovers." ~ Abby and Tom.

"We enjoyed being snowed in!" ~ Marie and Alan A., Plainfield, Wisconsin.

"Each time we stay here surpasses the last." ~ John and Judy G.

"Our stay at your home this weekend exceeded our expectations...our best experience in 10 years of staying at bed and breakfasts." ~ Tim and Kim, Chicago, Illinois.

"Romantic souls can find respite at the Cameo Rose...a natural choice for solitude and romance...mostly for couples...girls' getaway weekends and family reunions...For safe and relaxing, not to mention romantic and invigorating, we recommend the Cameo Rose." ~ Madison's Anew magazine, February 2005.

"the perfect Victorian in a great location...You find Victorian flourishes at every turn...enjoy roaming the grounds on wide trails...Nearby you can scour little towns for antiques... "Good Nights Lodgings You'll Like along the Way." ~ Midwest Living, December 1998.

"Professionalism = Making it look easy. Greatness = Inspiring others." ~ C and D Hendrick.

"This part of the state is extremely beautiful and your place makes it all a little more special." ~ Bill and Janet

"One of the finest getaways in the Midwest." ~ Bob Puhala, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago, IL.

"We can't wait for our son and daughter-in-law to use their gift certificate." ~ Jim and D'anne, Waukegan, IL.

"We felt so pampered. Everyone should have an opportunity to be pampered like that." ~ Sterling and Jolina C.

"the perfect solution to an overstressed period, we'll be back soon..." ~ Sam and Judy.

"just plain georgeous in every respect" ~ Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin.

"The detail in decorations, the absolutely delicious breakfast, and the comfortable night's sleep all make this experience memorable... Renewal is such an important need in our busy lives. Thanks for helping us with re-creation." ~ Judy and Greg, Bloomington, Illinois.

"Cameo Rose is a fantastic establishment in a beautiful location." ~ Verona Press, Verona Wisconsin.

"We must get home to send a very special 'Thank You' to our children for our gift certificate to Cameo Rose. We are so glad we had two nights... You make us feel more like family instead of guests which is a wonderfu attribute... We have determined that you'll never become rich serving those elaborate breakfasts!!" ~ Marla and Freeman

"Your home is indeed a treasure - the attention to detail and comfort is evident everywhere... My one night here has refreshed my soul, calmed my nerves, and inspired me in my work." ~ review of Kimberly Seidl, former owner of Victorian Treasure Inn in Lodi, Wisconsin.

"It is so nice to escape the noise of the city." ~ Sally and Jeff

"Your place sets the standards for bed and breakfasts." ~Ron and Vici V.

"so clean and cozy...Your hospitality and friendliness were Great! It's the most beautiful B and B we stayed at...It was fabulous." ~ The 6 Spencer Wisconsin ladies.

"Thank you for your graciousness and hospitality and beautiful place. We enjoyed biking and hiking..." ~ Tina, Raymond, Sonya and Asha.

"You have been such a giving, caring, gracious hostess." ~ Linda, Margie, Cindy and Lindsey.

"We enjoyed our walk up and down your 120 acres... The sun, full moon and stars were beautiful." ~ Brian and Sandy.

"The new robes felt luxurious! I think this is our 9th visit and I already can't wait for the next one." ~ World travelers, Jackie and Paul S., Racine Wisconsin.

"This was our first experience and what a memory you have given us. You will be seeing us again..." ~ Denny and Sue.

"Better than any blood pressure medicine. A very relaxing, enjoyable atmosphere." ~ health advice, Sandie H., Iowa.

"It's a retreat my husband and I will never forget." ~ Gerry and Lee.

"Thank you for your hospitality and kindness to us this past week. It was truly a blessing from the Lord to have been here." ~ David and Eda.

"Everything was so perfect...we enjoyed all the lovely detail in every room, especially the beautiful dolls." ~ Vernon and Trudy, Ken and Kati.

"This is the first time I've been at a bed and breakfast...yours has to be the best...It's absolutely georgeous and should be in the HOUSE BEAUTIFUL magazine." ~ Agatha.

"The Autumn colors were spectacular, the walk was invigorating..." ~ Bill and Carla.

"The accommodations were wonderfull! But best of all was your warmth and hospitality. The breakfast was superb!" ~ Pattie and Stan.

"Of all the bed and breakfasts we've been too, we like yours the best! You have that certain charm and hospitality that eludes most places." ~ Don and Lu.

"What a unique experience. We are totally delighted with our first B and B experience..." ~ Kathy and Roger.

"It's a beautiful place for daydreams, and enjoying nature." ~ Annette and Rueben.

"What a spectacular first experience at a B and B... You can bet we will be regular guests." ~ Drew and Keli.

"We were all enchanted by the magic of both the Cameo Rose and its hosts." ~ Iris, Francis, Judy and Frank.

"The memories will last indefinitely. Our suite really made us feel special." ~ Angie and Si.

"Your suggestions and ideas about what to do, where to eat, etc were much appreciated." ~ John and Sarah.

 "my spirits were uplifted upon sighting your majestic house set in a Walden landscape... I especially delighted looking out the window at the garden in full bloom and the hill with majestic oaks and rock outcroppings. It beacons me for a long outdoor hike." ~ Jeanne.

"Our third time here in six months will surely lead to many more visits..." ~ Doris and Ray

"Thank you for the pampering and the luxury of peace and quiet." Ellen.

"The extra touches and pampering made this a world class experience. Thank you - Thank you! ~ Kathy W.

"Your hospitality as well as your suggestions of things to do were so perfect." ~ Darrell and Kerry.

"I love it here!" ~ Taylor B.

"This is a peaceful haven of graciousness and elegance, which we can't wait to revisit." ~ Jean and Steve.

"My walk this morning was great with the birds singing and the views of rolling hills and fields. But mostly, thanks for making Marie's birthday so special..." ~ Joyce.

"We also could have used another night and day of relaxation..." ~ Kathy, Mary, Susan and Ann.

"Truly a wonderful getaway." ~ Janet and Len, Milwaukee Wisconsin.

"All will be in our memories forever." Peg and Betty, N. Miami, Fl.

"We first knew we were deeply in love when we came here the first time... Your place is successful for three reasons. The pastoral setting is so beautiful and restful...Your B and B is decorated in such a delightful, pretty way. But neither of those things would make much difference without your special personalities." ~ Nancy and Doug V.

"I will judge future locations by your standards." ~ Phil and Julie, Chicago, Illinois.

"the perfect place to celebrate our fourth wedding anniversary." ~ Terry and Anne H.

"It's wonderful to be in this restful dreamland." ~ Elaine, Joyce, Sue, Ruth, Molly. Mary Ann and Mary Lou.

"Thanks for an extra special anniversary weekend!" ~ Norm and Mary, West Bend, Wisconsin. "a fantasy birthday." ~ Judy and John.

"Our stay was a dream come true. We had the best night's sleep we EVER had. The queen size bed was so comfortable! I could have slept for days! ... We even loved the shower!" ~ Amy and Dan.

"Getting my family together is often a challenge. Our ability to have some quiet moments and memories at such a beautiful, peaceful place were much appreciated." ~ Valerie S.

"Thank you so much for making our stay at a bed and breakfast a wonderful experience." ~ Kristi and Andy.

"We traveled to many places near Chicago and abroad and in our experiences we haven't encountered such a beautiful setting such as yours." ~ Advise of Rosanne and Bill G., Chicago, IL.

"We couldn't have had a more memorable graduation stay and 4 absolutely delight and beautiful days at the Cameo Rose B and B." ~ Janna, Karen and Phil S., Jacksonville, Florida.

"I hope you take as much time pampering yourselves. Thank you for taking so much time to be our information headquarters." ~ Lynn B. and Mark M.

"Thank you for your dining and daytrip recommendations. We'll have a lovely collection of memories to take home with us." ~ Sandie and Randy S, trip advice, Northbrook, Illinois.

"we'll be back again next year (if not sooner)." ~ Don and Linda S., Belvidere, Iillois.

"Thank you for making this a wonderful escape from the hectic city." ~ Deb and Stu, Chicago, Illinois.

"Your house and grounds are inspiring." ~ Dawn D. and Richard P., Chicago, IL.

"Everything was beautiful, in its own way." ~ Jim and Lisa D.

"My time here has revitalized my spirit and feel I will return to my family as a happier and spiritually healthier person." ~ Mary Sue, Verona, WI.

"A wonderful winter retreat! Your home is very lovely and we enjoyed you wonderful Christmas decorations." ~ Gary and Lora, Wales, Wisconsin.

"You have our standing reservations." - Mary and Norm, West Bend, WI.

"My mother-in-law told me about this place. I just knew she had to be exaggerating. But everything was just as she said and then some." ~ Sue D, Merrimac, Wisconsin.

"a wonderful breakfast...and a beautiful (inside and out) hostess." - Nancy D., Black Earth, Wisconsin.

"It seems like you really enjoy what you are doing and that makes it more enjoyable for us." ~ Eric and Kathryn, Chicago, Illinois.

"This is our first B and B and never knew it could be so beautiful!... The surrounding grounds are beautiful. The fireflies at night were magical... great porch swing..." ~ Donna and Paul C.

"Your decor is simply beautiful and the scenery is fantastic. It was really hard to leave this place." ~ Sherry and Bob.

"What a wonderful place to meet with special friends!" LR - West Demoines, Iowa.

"The Victorian Cottage Suite was a wonderful way to share the B and B experience with good friends...everything we had hoped for...and more." ~ Marty and Kevin and Tracy and Shawn.

"Staying here was like a cottage in the woods." ~ Linda and Tom, Franklin, Wisconsin.

"You made my bed and breakfast experience so marvelous that I would never enjoy the Hotel experience again." ~ Your friend, Ana.

"We had a terrific time at your magnificent B and B..." ~ Jack and Christy.

"I only wish we could have stayed another day - it went too fast." ~ Marvin and Gloria M.

"Gary, your toast was 'magnificent' - what a chef!" ~ Kevin and Jeanine Z.

"a peaceful heaven on earth." ~ Jim & Melisa, Naperville, Illinois.

"Even your long scenic driveway is special..." ~ Tom and Lynn/

"Another fabulous visit." ~ Norm and Mary, bed and breakfast trip advice.

"Thank you for your dedication to providing quality service to your guests." ~ Bill and Karen, Crystal Lake, Illinois.

"Flowers in abundance. What fun, what adventure!" ~ Bob and Nancy W., Iron Mountain, Michigan.

"We had the time of our lives in your beautiful home." ~ Deb, Pag and Irene.

"Thank you for providing an atmosphere that allowed us to find each other again, and fall in love again." ~ Mile and Jennifer, Windsor, Wisconsin.

"You helped make a beautiful memory for my daughter and me. We loved sharing this B and B experience... Cameo Rose holds a special place in my heart and you two are the main reason why. You make my heart smile with your warmth and humor." ~ Nancy V., Appleton, Wisconsin.

"Thanks so much for the pampering...Your extra touches of care make us feel very special...we will pass the word around to those looking for a special retreat." ~ Todd and Marti H.

"Our sisters stay at the Cameo Rose was lovely and entertaining. Dawn your tastes and talents are a gift to each guest...and, we think your 'sidekick' is the perfect added touch." ~ Lynn R., Iowa City, Iowa.

"I enjoyed everything about the Cameo Rose." ~ Michael H., Schaumburg, Illinois.

"You have a really neat B and B. Gary your toast was wonderful." ~ Harol and Alice J., Berlin, Wisconsin.

"A lovely room, delicious breakfast, and very nice hosts." ~ Tom and Pandora, Wausau, Wisconsin.

"It was simply perfect." ~ Kris and Chris B.

"Awesome!" ~ Lori M. and Bryan, Crystal Lake, Illinois.

"Your dinner suggestions were outstanding! Those only paled in comparison to your breakfasts." ~ Kate and Chris. "The beds are marvelous to sleep on." ~ L. Oates.

"A lovely piece of Heaven in God's country!" ~ Robin, Mason, Esther, Julie, Sarah.

"Our 'VICTORIA MAGAZINE' room was like no other I've ever experienced in a BnB." ~ Dennis and Adrianne, Naples, Florida.

"Simple words could not express the enjoyment you provided us." ~ Laurel, Sheri, Dawn and Donna.

"This was a most memorable stay at one of the most beautifully decorated B and Bs we have ever seen! You trully have the gift of hospitality and your elegant breakfasts were exceptional." ~ Ilene and Ron, San Diago, California.

"We loved the tranquil setting and the birds at our window." ~ The Palmers, Myerstown, PA.

"Thank you so much for your gracious hospitality and making our first mother-daughter getaway weekend even more special." ~ Judy E. and Tammy N.

"your extended warmth and hospitality in these beautiful, serene surroundings make us feel extremely blessed." ~ Dean and Carol, Eleva, Wisocnsin.

"The elegant breakfast and beautiful grounds were perfect for a luxurious weekend." ~ Debbie and Jeff C.

"Couldn't be better." ~ Cheryl and John.

"I have felt so completely at home." ~ Martha M., Park Ridge, IL.

"Our brief stay has left us speechless." ~ The Bushmanns. "I have had the most special, wonderful weekend of my made everythong so special." ~ Mother and daughters, Gail, Dawn and Rachel.

"Wish we could have stayed longer or could do it once a week." ~ Robin and Caitlen, Mother and daughter.

"We were glad to introduce our son Ryan to the wonderful Cameo Rose experience." ~ Andrew and MAry Lee, Chicago, Illinois.

"I will always remember this wonderful weekend." ~ Son, Ryan G, Chicago, Illinois.

"A brisk hike on your beautiful trails and then one breakfast more delicious each day. What a wonderful way to start the day!" ~ Bev and Bob, Lake Lurich, Illinois. "Our second stay and it keepe getting better." ~ Tom and Pandara, Wausau, Wisconsin.

"I could take hikes around here all year long... Your hospitality far exceeded what I had expected...and more importantly it was sincere: I can see that your B and B is truly a labor of love." ~ Bob W., Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

"Martha Stewart "eat your heart out! Thank you for a great stay". ~ Larry, Roseville, CA .

"We felt like we pulled ourselves out of our tense and chaotic worlds and were gently set down in this beautiful, peaceful and caring place." ~ Mike and Jill, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

"Breakfast both days was awesome 9Thanks Gary _ ha ha)." Jim and Melisa W.

"For two people who like to cook, we were in heaven at the breakfast table." ~ Guests.

"What a wonderful romantic getaway! The bed was superb." ~ Dave and Inez.

"Like a little bit of heaven here on earth...We'll sing your praises to all our friends!" ~ Cheryl and Mike.

"We find peace in our anticipation of returning next year." ~ Dean and Carol, 3 year veterans 5-01.

"Delightfully delicious. Amazing antiques. Warm and welcoming, Nesteld in Nature. Georeous grounds. Area attractions. Refereshin and relaxing. Year to return. Superb sunstes. Beautiful bedrooms. Bountiful breakfasts." ~ Dan and Beth, Peoria, Illinois.

"A year ago we brought my Mom here for a surprise when she retired. We had such a wonderful time we decided to make this a yearly experience." ~ Rachel, Dawn and Gail.

"We always know that when we come we can expect a wonderful time and superior service." ~ Mike and Cheryl L.

"Our first experience at a B and B couldn't have been more delightful...The fresh cut trails were a great surprise." ~ Ken and Kelly W.

"There was food for the thought, food for the eye, and - of course - food for the tummy." ~ Trip advisor by Deb and Charlie.

 "Your cottage suite was perfect for our mother-dauther weekend." ~ Review by Dawn and Marsha and Judy and Betty, Appleton, Wisconsin,

"Sisters: Gary, the toast was flipped better than I have ever had." ~ Chris. "Your pride and caring really shows." ~ Linda. "This visit has exceeded our expectations." ~ Donna. "Thanks for the memories." ~ Karen.

"It was perfect." _ Jill.

"Much more than we ever expected...we will have to come back." ~ Jessica M. and Larry T.

 "I have never eqaten this good." ~ Patsy K., Markesan, Wisconsin.

"You have redefined the word 'breakfast' for us. well done!" ~ Brian and Kelly A., Madison, Wisconsin reviewers.

"We live in Madison, but I felt like we were very far away." ~ Ernie and Milena, Madison, WI, short trip advisor.

"We have been to B and Bs all over the Midwest, and this is one of the nicest ones we've been to." ~ Mike and Betty, Gurnee, Illionis.

 "We thank God for the strength and love He provides to keep this special getaway one of many blessings." ~ Dean and Carol.

"Thanks fo making the Melby reunion a very special time for all of us." ~ The Melbys, LaCrosse, Wisconsin review. 

"So glad we could visit here and would definitely come again!" ~ Carmen and Doug, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

"Dawn's breakfast is not to be missed." ~ Bob and Jennifer, Clyman, Wisconsin.

"P.S. Gary said I had to write it in the book. "He's such a good cook." ~ Jackie S. Racine, Wisconsin.

"This is God's country for relaxation." ~ Margaret Meyer.

 "It was just what the doctor ordered." ~ Becky W., Sandwich, Illinois.

"We enjoyed a wonderful break from the world...a truly unique experience...the stars were awesome!" ~ Keith and Carole.

"We didn't expect such spetacular food nor such fun and interesting conversation." ~ John R and Lila L, Chicago, Illinois.

"This is always a stress free trip." ~ Bruce and Erin H.

"I can't imagine staying any where better than here." ~ Trip advice from Lois and Jim C., New Berlin, WI.

"The breakfast was superb and the toasted muffins by Gary was the best we've ever had! Its delicate toasting and true English flavors was an art in itself! Dawn, you are the hostess with the mostest!!" ~ Cliff and Darlene, Lindenhurst, Illinois.


"We have been to many other B&Bs, but Cameo Rose is the best." ~ Jim and Diane F., Plainfield, Illinois.

"Enjoyed the nature trails around the Cameo Rose." ~ Denis and Sue, Liberty, Mo.

"I never before have repeated stays at a B and B, but I can't imagine going anywhere else...the world feels miles away and we truly get to relax." ~ Jim and Anne S., Waukegan, Illinois.

"Beautiful and inviting." ~ Peg and Bill, Marshfield, Wisconsin.

"This visit exceeded our expectations..." ~ travelers Don and Virginia G, Clanence, New York.

"Love everything about this place.One night simply is not enough...I love the suite - just like an apartment...this is wonderful." ~ Nancy D, Black Earth, WI.

"On behalf of America, thank you for your contribution (your B and B) to one of the beautiful and unique aspects of traveling around this country. ~ Richard and Kate P.

"Memorable to say the least! From ringing the door bell and our first meeting yout ot our last breakfast!" ~ Mike and Michelle, Lake Villa, Illinois.

"I never feel so free as when we come up here. he sounds of birds and breezes waftingthrough the rows of corn are the only noises here." ~ D"anne and Jim, Waukegan, Illinois, travel advisors.

"This place was like being in a dream for me as everything was perfect; breakfast the hot tub, the robes! This is really a beautiful place! Thank you for everything. I wasn't expecting everything. I feel refreshed and New." ~ Jerry.

"In Argentina we don't have places like this one...!" ~ Carolina.

"We have never been to such a haven... The tub is magnificent!! ~ Judy and Tim, Arizona and Wisconsin.

"Pristine and Holy." ~ Anon.

"We felt completely at home, pampered and have truly been able to relax." ~ Cheryl O., Rock Island, Illinois.

"Cameo Rose
The place is great. Only first rate.
Beautiful and nice, With just the right spice.
Attention to detail. A walk on the trail.
Peaceful and calm. Lovely as a psalm.
~ Holly Peterson, our favorite poet.

"The two of you have created something special here.: ~ Neil and Holly.

"Your home is a Victorian treasure. Whenever we need a quaranteed quiet, pampered getaway there is only one place to go. Thanks for taking care of us like only you can." ~ Mark and Jen S.

"Thank you for a wonderful, romantic get away from our hectic, everyday lives. It was soothing and relaxing." ~ Mark and Kaylee, Richland Center, Wisconsin travelers.

"The breakfasts were to die for!" ~ Nikki and Eric, Mundelien, Illinois.

"The room was fantastic...your hospitality was more than generous." ~ travel advice from Bernhard and Sarah S., Madison, Wisconsin. "Top notch food. Fabulous suite decor and tub area...well worth every dollar. We've been to Aberdeen Inn in Valpaiso, IN...their breakfast and customer service will never beat yours!" ~ Kerry and Douglas P, Waukegan, IL.

"All in all, we couldn't imagine a better weekend retreat." ~ Jay and Linda H., Athens, Wisconsin.

"We love what you did with 'our' room! The whirlpool is beyond heavenly." ~ John and Judy.

 "I was at peace with my age while I was here." ~ Ken and Cindy Johnson.

"The whirlpool tub is so luxurious and soothing!" ~ Mike and Rebecca W.

 "We had a wonderful time...Just in case you are wondering, she said YES." Engaged Jason K. and Brita E., Buffalo Grove Illinois.

"The hiking trails are wonderful and your breakfasts unforgetable!" Honeymooners Megan and Lee C.

"We did discover the brightest and most wonderful star called "The Cameo Rose." ~ Kathy and Al, Schonberg, Illinois.

"All your attention to detail to please your guests does not go unnoticed and is very much appreciated." ~ Judy, Sharon, Carol and Sue.

 "The suite is fantastic." ~ Betty and Greg.

"You folks have taken the bed and breakfast experience to a new level." ~ Bob and Ree R.

"The Hotels in Chicago should take notes from you on catering to their guests. If I were to sum up my stay I would say this. A warm and calm sensation from our heads to the tips of our toes is what we experienced in the walls of Cameo Rose." ~ DeJaun and Nikki, Round Lake Beach.

"This is our first bed and breakfast for us, so you have set the bar very high." ~ Joe and Chealsea M.

"We enjoyed every minute here... We are now hooked on your bed and breakfast!!" ~ Deannra and Xavier, Monroe, Wisconsin.

"The food was amazing and your presentation superb." ~ Erica and Trevor.

"We loved the tub and the robes... Felt mor like friends than strangers." ~ Susan and Bill K.

"Your land is beautiful" ~ Lori and Jasmine.

"I am so glad to have stayed at such a lovely place for our honeymoon." ~ Cyndi and Bread N.

"You have created a class act which serves all your guests well. Your breakfast was fantaxtic!" ~ Ron and Judy, Appleton Wisconsin innkeepers.

"The careful attention you give your guests' enjoyment and pleasure makes this a BnB that we will gladly recommend." ~ Jim and Shari B.

"We wouldn't have wanted to have our honeymoon anywhere else." ~ Josh and Amanda K.

"Words cannot describe how wonderful your place is. Like a magical world to enjoy... Absolutely amazed at all you offer." ~ Charlotte and Joe D.

"One word for you...AMAZING!" ~ S. J. and Nate H.

"Favorites: Awesome grounds, gazebos, best bubble tub I've ever been in, brownies to die for and breakfasts! Fireflies." ~ Robin and Paul, North St Paul, Minnesota.

"Your home on the rolling hills of Southern Wisconsin is beautiful." ~ Donna nd Jim M., Jamesville, Wisconsin.

"Our 1st BnB experience and it couldn't have been more perfect...the quiche was to die for... We truly enjoyed the miles of trails... The gazebos and flower gardens were out-of-this world experience! I loved the bird watching from our windows." ~ Joanna W and Brad M., Carpentersville, Illinois.

"This was the absolute best BnB experience that we have ever had..." ~ Ron and Marge, Arlington Heights, Illinois.

"It's always so invigorating to stay here and enjoy all the 'Cameo Rose touches'". - Eileen H.

"Your hospitality went beyond first class." ~ Chris and Gary S., Kenosha, Wisconsin.

"We enjoyed the most the spirited breakfast conversations..." ~ Cynthia D. and Scott T., Davenport, Iowa.

"your tour guide abilities are second to none!" ~ trip advisor lovers, Rick and Melissa, Chicago, IL.

"This, quite possibly, has been the most relaxing weekend we have ever had in our lives!" ~ Rick and Melissa, Chicago, Illinois.

"The nicest people in the world stay at the Cameo Rose!" ~ Dawn and Gary Bahr, owners of the Cameo Rose.

Map & Directions

Map & Directions

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Map and Directions: This info may be more helpful than GPS or Internet Info:

FROM BELLEVILLE (South Approach)
- Take Hwy 69 North of Belleville for 3 1/2 miles to the "Basco" sign.
- "Basco" is just a small, green sign on Hwy 69 and a dozen homes to the East. There is no stop sign or slow down for the turn, so watch for carefully.
- At the Basco sign turn right (East) through Basco on Henry Road (the only road through town) and go 7/10ths mile to our B&B sign and driveway on the left at the large curve. Severson Road begins here and heads up a large hill on your right.
- Turn Left down our 1/2 mile long driveway and follow to the very end. We are the second house on the driveway - the large, blue Victorian.

FROM VERONA ( North Approach)

- Take Hwy 69 South of Verona for 6 miles to the" Basco" sign.
- "Basco" is just a small, green sign on Hwy 69 and a dozen homes to the East. There is no stop sign or slow down for the turn, so watch for carefully. 
- At the Basco sign, turn left (East) through Basco on Henry Road (the only road through town) and go 7/10ths mile to our B&B sign and driveway on the left at the large curve. Severson Road begins here and heads up a large hill on your right.
- Turn Left down our 1/2 mile long driveway and follow to the very end. We are the second house on the driveway - the large, blue Victorian.


- Take East/West Beltline Highway (Hwys: 12/14/18/151) to the "Dodgeville Exit" which is 18 West and 151 South (Also called Verona Road).
- Follow Hwy 18 & 151 for 9 miles to Hwy 69 South (to Belleville/New Glarus).
- Take Hwy 69 South about 6 miles to "Basco" (a tiny unincorporated community with no stop sign or slow down. "Basco" comes up about 1 mile beyond the 4-way stop sign at Paoli.
- Turn Left at "Basco" onto Henry Road and follow for 7/10th mile to our Cameo Rose sign and driveway. We are at the junction of Henry & Severson roads at a large curve in the road.
- Turn Left down our 1/2 mile long driveway and follow to the very end. We are the second house on the driveway - the large, blue Victorian.


- I-90 to Janesville, Exit 171.
- Follow Hwy 14 West 17 miles to Evansville.
- Continue on Hwy 14 West for 6 miles north of Evansville to Junction 92 on the left.
- Follow Hwy 92 westward thru Brooklyn for 13 miles to Belleville.
- See "From Belleville" above.


- Take Hwy 151 North and East to Verona.
- See "From Verona" above.


- Take Hwy 12 South 30 miles thru Sauk City and 1 mile East of town to Hwy 78 South.
- Follow Hwy 78 South 22 miles thru Mt Horeb to Round About and 18&151 East.
- Follow Hwy 18&151 East for 10 miles to Verona and Junction with Hwy 69 South.
- See "From Verona" above.